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When considering the acquisition of architectural and engineering services, the board of directors
shall issue a notice in publication(s) of general circulation stating the general scope and nature of
project(s) for which services are required. The publication requirement may be met either by
publishing an announcement on each occasion when professional services are required, or by
announcing generally the projected requirements for any category or type of professional
services. Effort shall be made to inform firms who employ minorities and/or women.
Interested firms will be requested to submit a statement of qualifications and performance data to
enable the school board to determine which architectural or engineering firm will best serve the
needs of the district. Criteria for selection of a firm shall include, but not be limited to, quality
and breadth of staff, design of similar projects, production capability, supervision and quality
control, relationship with clients, cost estimates and budget control.
The superintendent will establish necessary regulations to solicit and screen qualified engineers
and architects. The superintendent shall recommend one or more firms to the school board for its
consideration. The school board and the successful architectural or engineering firm shall enter
into a contract for the necessary services. In the event of an emergency, the school board may
waive this selection process and secure such services as needed.
Cross Reference: Board Policy 6220 Purchasing: Bids and Contracts
Legal References: RCW 28A.330.100(3) Additional Powers of Boards (1st class)
RCW Chapter 39.80 Contracts for Architectural and Engineering
AGO 57-59 No.68 Architects’ Contracts
Adoption Date: 7/27/2000